Sep 21, 2012 5:00am EDT
score 7 in the inning and win it, 10-7. they now lead baltimore by a full game in the east. >>> in chicago the reds became the first team in baseball to clinch a playoff spot. rookie henry rodriguez breaks the game open in the seventh inning with his two-run double. the first two rbis of his career. reds beat the cubs, 5-3. >>> in washington, the amazing turnaround story for the nationals continues. they also clinched a playoff spot beating the dodgers 4-1. so for the first time since fdr was president, there will be postseason baseball in our nation's capital. >>> and in golf, first round of the tour championship in atlanta, everyone trying to beat rory mcilroy, and tiger woods is in a good position to do just that shooting a 4 under par 66 to tie for the lead on thursday. he'll start today's second round three shots ahead of mcilroy. and that's your first look at sports. i'm mario solis. >> now for another look at the weather, here's nbc's meteorologist dylan dreyer. looks like a good weekend go golfing. >> still plenty of rounds of golf for sure. looking at pretty quiet weather.
Sep 21, 2012 5:30am EDT
actually hope that happens. baltimore is a great story this year. >>> finally an unsettling moment during a soccer match in iran on wednesday. keep an eye on the player in the far left. during a stop in play he picks up an object littering the field and tosses it to the side. boom. it explodes a moment later. some sources claim it was a grenade. others say it was a firecracker. one british newspaper describes it as a bomb. no one was hurt in the incident but the player who picked up the object is lucky to still have two hands. that match would eventually continue, no one has been held responsible for the incident and that's -- gives a new meaning to fans throwing things on the field. wow. >>> coming up at the top of the hour on "morning joe" new signs that mitt romney needs to get his campaign into gear particularly in those key swing states. joe and the morning crew will break down the latest poll from those battleground states. we'll have around the water cooler to watch bill clinton pay a visit to jon stewart and "the daily show." what he says he did to prepare for the big speech at th